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‘Unprecedented’ Rains in East Africa Offer a Glimpse of the Climate Emergency

As world leaders gather in Madrid to come up with solutions to the climate crisis, the people of East African nations such as South Sudan, Kenya, and Somalia are feeling the effects firsthand. Incessant rains throughout the region have spurred flash floods, affecting millions across the region as families are displaced and killing more than 250 people, per the BBC. Read More >>

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Bug Scientists Uncover a New Cause of the Insect Apocalypse

We really need to give insects more credit. They pollinate the shit out of our flowers. They break down dead things. They even help us understand local water quality. And how do we thank them? By killing them with pesticides, habitat destruction and climate change. Now scientists are sounding the alarm on nighttime light pollution. Read More >>

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23 Questions for Greta Thunberg, 19th-Century Gold Miner and Time Traveller

Some might say that individuals like Greta Thunberg, the teen climate activist from Sweden, are one of a kind. Well, then, tell me what to make of this archived image showing a Thunberg look-alike in the year 1898. If there is only one blessed Thunberg, what the dickens is she doing in 19th century Yukon mining gold? Read More >>

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How Manmade Lava Explosions Could Save Lives

Despite the millions of years they’ve been on this planet, volcanoes and how they work largely remain a mystery to science. Since it’s virtually impossible to get inside a volcano itself to study it, researchers with the University at Buffalo, in the US state of New York, are investigating the various mechanisms behind volcanic explosions – by creating eruptions themselves. Read More >>

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Australia’s Terrifying Bushfires Remind Us Climate Change Is Here

Bushfires are raging through southeastern Australia and have possibly killed hundreds of koalas at one nature reserve. This comes as firefighters finally contain the Kincade Fire in the US state of California and as today marks the first anniversary of the deadly Camp Fire, also in California. Climate change is affecting all parts of the globe, and it appears to be the culprit for Australia’s early fire season this year. Read More >>

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Thanks, Greta: ‘Climate Strike’ Is a Word of the Year

2019 is about to wrap, which means dictionaries are choosing their words of the year. For Collins Dictionary, “climate strike” took the prize. Read More >>

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The Police Can’t Stop London’s Fearless Climate Protestors

Londoners better get ready, because Extinction Rebellion is back in business, baby. The High Court of Justice ruled today that a ban the Metropolitan Police Service implemented in London last month was illegal. That means the climate activist group can sue them for trying to restrict their right to protest nonviolently. Read More >>

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Breaking: Earth Hot

October is a time for pumpkin spice lattes, scarves – and record-breaking heat. Yup, October 2019 was the hottest October ever documented, but c’mon, does that surprise anyone anymore? Read More >>

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The Paris Agreement Isn’t Enough to Stop the Seas From Devouring Our Coasts

A new study shows us that the Paris Agreement won’t be enough to stave off rising sea levels – even if world leaders actually step up to the task of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Read More >>

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Thousands of Scientists Declare a Climate Emergency

It's only Tuesday, but more than 11,000 scientists around the world have come together to declare a climate emergency. Their paper, published Tuesday in the journal Bioscience, lays out the science behind this emergency and solutions for how we can deal with it. Read More >>

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The United States Pulls Out of the Paris Agreement

The White House began its formal process to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement on Monday. Read More >>

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Closed Schools, Delayed Flights, and Restricted Cars: India’s Air Pollution Disaster

The air quality of Delhi, India, is growing so dangerous for human health that officials in the capital territory on Monday began to restrict vehicle use in a bid to prevent the situation from worsening. In fact, the region saw record-breaking air pollution over the weekend, according to DD News. Read More >>

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South Africa Rations Water As it Tries to Avoid ‘Day Zero’ Again

South African residents are being urged to use their water sparingly as hot, dry weather pushes the country toward another water shortage. The South African Minister of Human Settlements, Water, and Sanitation Lindiwe Sisulu made the announcement Monday at a press conference to address the issue. Read More >>

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A New Video Game Tests Whether You Can Survive the Climate Apocalypse

If we fail to stop climate change, the world will be screwed. Like thousands will die, hundreds of millions will be displaced screwed. The actions society takes over the next decade will largely dictate what our climate will look like by the end of the century. Read More >>

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These Roadside Markers Have a Futuristic Climate Twist

A US artist is communicating local impacts of climate change using science, location, and a little bit of hope. Thomas Starr has placed plaques throughout the American towns of Essex, Massachusetts, and Durham, New Hampshire as part of his new project “Remembrance of Climate Futures” to show the changes that’ll roll through these towns as our planet warms. Read More >>